Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kwik Sew 3570 in fleece

I dragged myself from my sickbed to make this shirt for Mitch last week.  He needed a cozy warm layer for biking and running.  I LOVE this pattern.  It is an amazing fit and goes together in a flash.  Seriously, zipper and all, this took a little over an hour to sew once it was all cut out.  Good thing, since I felt like crap.

Since I intended this to be a layering piece, for under a water/windproof layer, I slimmed it down to fit a little closer to the body.  Mitch loves the fit this way, so this will be a change I'll make to this top any time I make it.  This version is made from a thin microfleece.  It is very soft and super stretchy.

I topstitched the zip this time.  It is a little better centered, I think.  He wore it on our date night the other night, and our friend who was watching the wee ones, and who knows I sew, couldn't believe I made it.  She thought I got it at Old Navy.  Hee-hee.  That makes me smile!

I've been sewing a ton with fleece lately, and I love it!  I think I'll consolidate a few tips a tricks for y'all when I'm feeling a little better.  Stay tuned!

9 comments:

  1. Oh you are so good! What a good idea to make activewear at home. I could take some notes from you... I just bought a new running shell and hate to admit how much I spent on it!

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  2. I agree, the fit is really great. And I think the zipper came out really well, too.

    Would love to hear you tips on sewing fleece! I'm planning to make a Kwik Sew fleece vest for my friend's son for his birthday this summer and any tips you have would be great. :)

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  3. Lucky guy! I should pick this one up and make one for my DH!

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  4. Seriously, what we won't do for love!!!!

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  5. Adorable - and in under an hour - you ARE fast!! I have fallen in love with fleece too - it's the comfort! (And, for me easy hems:)).

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  6. What a great job you did on this fleece. Isn't it fun to sew with fleece?

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  7. Great work! His shirt turned out great, and the fit is perfect!

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